azithromycin - intravenous, Zithromax
GENERIC NAME: AZITHROMYCIN - INTRAVENOUS (azz-ith-row-MY-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Zithromax
USES: This medication is an antibiotic given by vein (IV) to treat certain bacterial infections when medications taken by mouth can't be used. This medication is known as a macrolide (erythromycin-type) antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication is used to treat lung infections (pneumonia) or female pelvic infections (e.g., PID) caused by bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used for other types of bacterial infections.
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